News - Great Welsh Marathon Events
Skip to content

Gravells Lead The Way For An Electrifying Event!

Front Runner Events, Wales’ largest family-owned, mass participation race organiser announces a 3-year partnership with Gravells, the leading vehicle dealership group for the region. The partnership will see the award-winning vehicle range at the Front Runner Event Series between 2024 to 2027. The Gravell’s partnership will begin at the Tata Steel Llanelli Half Marathon and 10K this Sunday,

Regenerating Nature One Step At A Time!

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Swansea University to help their teams regenerate nature through the UK’s largest seagrass project. Scientists at Swansea University have set up the independent charity Project Seagrass in order to turn seagrass conservation research into action. This is a major international success story for Swansea University and we are thrilled

#RunCymru Goes Greener With JogOn

Following the introduction of greener initiatives at the beginning the year, we are excited to be continuing our efforts to reduce, reuse and regenerate. As a result, we have partnered with JogOn. The JogOn campaign is founded on the principle to reuse and recycle perfectly usable running shoes and reduce the number of trainers reaching landfill

Mum On The Move

We caught up with our ‘mum on the move’ Leanne following this year’s 2wish Great Welsh Marathon to find out more about her mission to keep running right through her pregnancy. Leanne is 36 years old and a mum to 3 children. She took up running 6 years ago after having her two girls (now aged

Great Welsh Marathon Events Continues Membership With AIMS

Becoming a member of AIMS means a BIG thing!  Gaining certification means that our events meet the best standards for race organisation and ensures accuracy on the course distance – helping runners achieve qualifying times for the BEST races Worldwide! Each of our events is measured professionally and the distance is exactly as stated in the certificate – in centimeters. The

Category Winners Announced

There were incredible finishing times and records broken at this year’s 2wish Great Welsh Marathon Events on Sunday (2 April 2023). Congratulations to those top finishers across all age categories! Pictured below are the top 3 female marathon finishers: Kelly Dicks of Great Western Runners (2:58:28), Joanna Callan (3:04:13) and Rhiannon Baxter of Stilton Striders (3:11:35).

Records Are Smashed As Runners Take Race To Another Level

It was a glorious day with perfect race conditions at Wales’ first marathon road race of the year! Athletes gathered at Pembrey Country Park yesterday to take on both the half and full marathon distances. Hailed a great success, with both male and female records smashed in the marathon by Swansea Harrier’s, Blair Mcwhiter and

Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Race Day

Athletes and sporting heroes from across the UK and further afield are getting geared up to take on the first road marathon of the year in Wales this Sunday. The 2wish Great Welsh Marathon and Half Marathon events also happen to have one of the longest legacies of marathon events in South Wales. The event for the

Support for women at Front Runner Events

Here at Front Runner Events, we always aim to make our events as inclusive as possible for all participants. Following the race guidelines outline on SheRACES, we’ve made some adjustments to ensure our events are as female friendly as possible. Deferrals For 2023 we announced that pregnant or postpartum participants can defer their place into